The first phase of The Underline project is scheduled to open on October 1. This 10-mile (at its completion) linear park, urban trail, and public art destination will be a first in Miami.
The initial segment called Brickell Backyard will be the trail’s northernmost point and encompass the half-mile area extending from the Miami River to Coral Way. Here are some of the details on what is included in this first phase:
Backyard's main gathering place with a community stage, and a 50-foot communal table for playing games and hanging out. (Social distancing practices are still being worked out.)
The River Room
A great spot to check out the river, as well as a dog park for residents of the many nearby high-rises. Find it between Miami River and SW 7th St, closest to the bank.
A wrap-around track, a basketball court, and bodyweight exercise equipment are for anyone looking for a place to workout. Located between 7th and 8th Streets.
Enough parking for 59 bikes and features three repair stations.
Built around the existing oolite stone formations beneath the Metrorail, there will be four butterfly gardens.
Throughout the entire space will be lots of greenery and landscaping. The best part? This half-mile piece is just a preview of what's to come for The Underline.
In its completion, The Underline will provide the community a connection to improved pedestrian and bicyclist paths and create more than 120 acres of open spaces with restored natural habitats.